No 11 St Andrew Street, Hertford, Hertfordshire

No 11 St Andrew Street, Hertford, Hertfordshire
Photograph taken 15 June 2001 © Mr A. Gude. Source Historic England Archive ref: 461481

No 11 has a plaque inscribed to 'Alfred Russell Wallace (1823-1913), Naturalist, Author and Scientist', who lived here. He was educated at Hertford Grammar School. He spent 4 years in the Amazon basin, then a further 8 years in South-East Asia. He was in touch with Darwin and Huxley, but independently formulated the concept of 'natural selection'.

Location

Hertfordshire Hertford

Period

Georgian (1714 - 1836)

Tags

science education darwin Georgian (1714 - 1836)